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The Lumia 435, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now even more affordable in the US, where it's currently available for just $39.99 off-contract, including free shipping.
Among several other promotional deals available this week, Microsoft has also reduced the price of its Lumia 640 Windows Phone, which is now on sale for $49 off-contract, down from $59.99.
In a wide-ranging discussion, the former Microsoft CEO also discussed his Twitter investment, his charitable work, and revealed that he meets with Satya Nadella 4 to 5 times a year to brainstorm.
The Lumia 650 has been repeatedly leaked and accidentally disclosed by retailers but now some new press renders show the device in its full, beautiful glory. A new price is also rumored.
Windows Phone market share has crashed. Microsoft, whose Lumias account for 97% of active handsets, is scaling back its range - yet there's still developer interest in the platform. Will you buy one?
The Lumia 435, Microsoft's ultra-low-cost Windows Phone, has become even more affordable in the UK, and is currently available for just £29.99 when purchased with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM.
AdDuplex's latest monthly stats show that Windows 10 Mobile has increased its share of Windows handset usage again - although the rate of growth has slowed, despite the availability of new devices.
The 640 XL now costs £59 less in a deal that will continue until June 30 or "while supplies last", suggesting that Microsoft is clearing stocks of the device, just nine months after it went on sale.
Microsoft's lower-mid-range Windows Phone, the Lumia 640, is currently available for just £99.99 SIM-free - down from around £120 - but only the orange version is available at the lower price.
Days after a European carrier revealed that the Windows 10 Mobile rollout had been pushed back until February - in tweets that have since been deleted - Microsoft has reportedly confirmed the delay.
Vodafone Australia says its testing is "complete" and it's waiting for the rollout to begin - but another carrier, which said it would start this week, now says it won't arrive until late February.
Straw, the polling app created by a team of Microsoft employees, has picked up a new feature today - albeit as a beta for now - and additional refinements and more functionality are on the way.
While the newer Lumia 650 will reportedly be unveiled next month, you can currently buy the Lumia 640 - Microsoft's lower-mid-range Windows Phone - for just $47.99 off-contract, with free shipping.
There have been dozens of Windows handsets since Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010, and some have been truly impressive, often in very different ways. Which do you think is the best Windows phone ever?
Rudy Huyn, provides 3rd party Windows Phone apps for Instagram and Tinder. Now, he's updated his 6tag Instagram app and will start work on the Universal version for Windows 10 next week.
The Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone may soon be arriving to competing platforms, including iOS. Today, Microsoft has sent out an email to Windows Insiders asking for feedback on a preliminary app.
Microsoft is reportedly working on an 'Upgrade Advisor' app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices that "provides information about upgrading to Windows 10 and helps prepare your phone to install the upgrade."
The Lumia 635 will soon be two years old, so it's no great surprise that Best Buy has moved it to its 'clearance' inventory, priced at $39.99 with Boost Mobile, or $41.99 for the AT&T GoPhone version.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
The unlocked version of the Lumia 640 XL - Microsoft's supersized lower-mid-range Windows Phone - is usually priced at $299, but it's available with $50 off its regular price until January 3.
Earlier this month, Niall Ginsbourg delisted his popular AU Weather Pro app from the Windows Store after the BOM turned off its forecast feeds. However, the BOM seems to have app plans of its own.
Most of us covet the flashiest, most expensive phones and PCs - but two of my favorite devices this year were both ultra-affordable. You don't have to spend a fortune for a decent device these days...
In response to a recent post on the AT&T forums, a company representative has reaffirmed that Windows 10 Mobile updates can be distributed by Microsoft, without prior carrier authorization.
While some of us are looking to wind down for the Christmas holidays, WhatsApp is currently testing video calling functionality, hopefully aiming to make it available in the next major release.
Several non-Lumia Windows Phones - including some older models from Samsung, HTC and Huawei - have been tracked running Windows 10 Mobile, but that's no guarantee that they'll get official upgrades.
Microsoft said a couple of months ago that it would begin rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to existing Windows Phone 8.x devices in December - but it now says the rollout won't begin until early 2016.
In our latest festive giveaway, we're offering our readers another chance to win the hugely impressive Microsoft Lumia 640 with 4G LTE, plus a GIGANTIC 128GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 microSDXC card!
Plex just announced that the premium Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStaion 4 apps are now free. Normally these apps would require either a monthly or lifetime subscription to use.
Two years after its social media app launched on Windows Phone, Path has announced that it is ending support for Microsoft's mobile OS, focusing its development efforts on Android and iOS.
Microsoft has confirmed that a Universal App for their Remote Desktop App is coming soon. The app will also work with Microsoft's new Continuum feature in Windows 10 mobile.
Our September giveaway of the Lumia 640 XL and Sandisk 64GB microSDXC card was one of our most popular ever - so in the first of our Christmas giveaways, we're giving you the chance to win them again!
AT&T is now offering Microsoft's Lumia 640 at a discounted price of $20, when purchased alongside AT&T GoPhone credit. The handset offers great entry-level hardware at a relatively low price point.
According to research firm IDC, smartphone shipments will slow down this 2015, predicting a single-digit growth of only 9.8%. Stagnation of shipments in the Asia Pacific region was seen as the reason.
When Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer recently criticized the company's Windows 10 Universal App strategy, it was apparently because of comments made by Satya Nadella.
Following the release of platformer 'Rayman Adventures' on Android and iOS, Neowin inquired about a possible launch on the Windows platform - but we were told that there are "no plans at the moment".
Japan's mid-range Windows 10 Mobile device, the 'NuAns Neo', is set to launch during January of next year, and as of today, pre-orders for the device are live, starting at 42,700 yen.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
Windows Phone hacker Heathcliff, known for the WP7 root tools, has released a new tool dubbed 'Windows Phone Internals'. The new tool allows for modified boot loaders and custom ROMs.
Yamada Denki has announced its latest Windows 10 Mobile device named 'Every Phone', which offers reasonable hardware specifications and features in a thin, sleek casing to those in Japan.
The Lumia 640 was recently available for $59.99 - off-contract, though locked to AT&T - but it's now available for only $39. But from November 26 to 28, you'll be able to buy it for just $29.99.
New statistics from Gartner have revealed that the market share of Windows Phone has fallen once again, dropping to 1.7%. This is nearly half of the 3.0% seen this time last year.
Microsoft's upcoming flagship handset, the Lumia 950 XL is now available for pre-order through the Microsoft Store in the US. The device is priced at $649, and will begin to ship next week.
Three retailers in the United Kingdom are now taking pre-orders for Microsoft's Lumia 550 budget handset. Currently, the device is available with differing price points and ship dates.
Microsoft's impressive Lumia 640 is already a bit of a bargain at its current price of $59.99 off-contract in the US - but on Black Friday, it will be available to buy for just $29.99.
Microsoft has taken another step towards its launch of Windows 10 Mobile, adding a new 'Software update for Lumia with Windows 10' page to its support site, for those with Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.
In an effort to bring all user feedback together, Microsoft is going to shut down its UserVoice sites for Windows and Windows Phone in favour of the built-in Feedback app.
The teams behind the Acompli mail app and Sunrise calendar app are joining forces to make Microsoft's Outlook apps for mobile devices better than ever before, including a new look.
AdDuplex's latest stats show the Windows 10 Mobile preview continues to grow in popularity, as well as breaking down usage of entry-level, mid-range, and flagship-class Windows Phones in key markets.
The low-cost Lumia 640 became even more affordable last week when Best Buy began selling it for just $59.99, and you can now get the 4G Windows Phone from the Microsoft Store for the same price.